Monday, 24 May 2010

Happy Birthday 913!

Here she is 913 DTT, making it all the way to 50 years old.  This weekend Terry Bennett joined with many other local enthusiasts to celebrate this momentous occasion with a trip on her old haunts around along the Devon coastal roads. 

Of course 913 was one of the very earliest Atlanteans and marked a huge step forward in bus design. The whole concept of one man operation was revolutionary with a single door at the front, with the engine out the back. Indeed for my 'Engineering Diploma' course I studied the Leyland Atlantean design in depth as I thought it was such an achievement in modernisation, that no doubt will now be timeless. 

So Happy Birthday 913, hopefully many more happy years motoring!  

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